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Saturday, 28 December 2013

60th wedding anniversary - 52 cards week 52

The final prompt for the 52 cards challenge is to use any prompt, or any card made this year, as inspiration for a new card.  Since it's my in-laws' 60th (Diamond) wedding anniversary, I decided on the 'numbers' prompt, though I can't remember which week that was originally from!

I had already prepped a base card, with matted and layered papers from a 6" paper pad.  Then I built up layers - the dark green base is a Joy Crafts die, the scalloped circle is done with a Woodware punch which was then run through the Bigshot in a flowery embossing folder.  The twirly heart is a Cheery Lynn die and the butterfly flourish is yet another die, this time from Joanna Sheen.
I added some flowers with pearl centres, a star which was part of a Hobby House pearl flourish and a row of diamonds interrupted by the number 60.  Also managed to sneak yet more diamonds in, on the butterflies :-)
The sentiment is from Stampingallday, stamped onto a die-cut banner from Dienamics.

I am very pleased with this card and they loved it.  However it was outshone by the other item we arranged for them to receive........ a telegram from the Queen.  Her Majesty now has pride of place on the mantelpiece!

See the entry on the Buckingham Palace website for details of how to apply - there are various anniversaries for which this can be done.
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  1. What a beautiful card Wendy and whilst one from "Her Madge" is fabulous, I'm sure it can't compare with the thought that you put into this one.
    Toni xx

  2. Oh my goodness that is beautiful - so very delicate!